DEC 29, 2014 10:38 AM PST

Help find a cure for Ebola with your computer or smartphone

WRITTEN BY: Judy O'Rourke

You can donate your computer or Android device's spare computing power to help scientists find the most promising drug leads to fight the Ebola virus. World Community Grid enables anyone with a computer, smartphone, or tablet to donate their computer or Android device's spare computing power to leading-edge scientific research on health, poverty, and sustainability. Cutting-edge techniques allow scientists to conduct computer-based experiments that significantly accelerate research, allowing them to tackle ambitious projects. Through the contributions of over half of a million volunteers, World Community Grid has enabled scientific advances in treatments for cancer and HIV/AIDS. [Source: World Community Grid]
Pictured: Erica Ollmann Saphire, PhD, professor, The Scripps Research Institute
About the Author
  • Judy O'Rourke worked as a newspaper reporter before becoming chief editor of Clinical Lab Products magazine. As a freelance writer today, she is interested in finding the story behind the latest developments in medicine and science, and in learning what lies ahead.
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